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Adjunct Faculty - Manufacturing Technology Program

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The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.


Education Requirements:

Associate's degree in field is preferred.

Note: Relevant work-related experience in the field or profession, recognized certifications, registered apprenticeship, and/or licensures may be considered in lieu of educational requirements.

Experience Requirements: Industry experience, certifications and teaching experience preferred.


As an adjunct Manufacturing Technology instructor, the successful candidate will teach courses in Precision Machining, focusing heavily on hand tools and manual machining. Teaching in both the classroom and laboratory settings, the successful candidate will use a combination of hands-on demonstrations along with classroom/online lectures to teach students machine tool theory and safety as well as a variety of technical assignments and laboratory instruction that will prepare the students to enter today’s manufacturing workforce.


The Career and Technical Programs provide programs of study that involve a multiyear sequence of courses that integrate core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers.


This candidate will be experienced and be comfortable teaching theory and methods in conventional (manual) machine tool operation, blueprint reading/engineering drawings, precision (and non-precision) measuring tools, conventional hand tools and layout. The adjunct faculty member will demonstrate procedures and prepare students for possible NIMS and other industry-related certifications.

The instructor will need to use a Learning Management System (LMS) for documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational/training courses. Experience working with adult learners is a plus.

The faculty member will maintain the highest possible standards of classroom and laboratory instruction; apply innovative teaching and learning methods and keep abreast of new information and developments in manufacturing. The adjunct instructor is expected to conduct assigned classes/labs, develop lessons and applicable assignments to meet learning objectives of class, provide a syllabus for each class, and use learning assessments to improve student learning.

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